When will my roo start to look like a rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AUChick9202, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BA roo that is 9 weeks. He has this beautiful comb and impressive set of wattles, but his feathers are rounded and he has that fluffy rump like the girls. He looks just like a miniature "mother hen" at this point. When will he start to look more "roo-ish"??
     
  2. leochickenmama

    leochickenmama Out Of The Brooder

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    My Jersey Giant roo got his full plumage at about 8 weeks old.
     
  3. chickendidwhat

    chickendidwhat Out Of The Brooder

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    I would expect that even a slow maturing Rooster would start to look the part by week 14 at the latest. From what I can tell it depends on the bird too (just like people). We have bunch of Rhode Island Red boys and some of them look very roosterish at 9 weeks while others just don't.

    He'll get there.

    Greg
    www.thissmallfarm.com
     
  4. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    When we got our roo he could almost pass for a hen, now he has all the plumage an grandure. It just happens like a flower.
     

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